Colleges, universities and organizations offer many academic, extracurricular and financial aid opportunities to LGBT-identified students and LGBT allies. While there are LGBTQ scholarships exclusively reserved for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex students, there are LGBTQ scholarships available to questioning LGBTQI students and allies. There are many scholarships for LGBTQ allies who are dedicated to the active promotion of equal rights and opportunities. Students who participate in LGBTQ-related activities and community projects can land significant college scholarships to help pay for school. Some LGBTQ scholarships give more than just money - scholarship providers may offer leadership training and mentoring program to further advocate and promote LGBTQ rights.
In order to financially assist the LGBT community, we offer a list of scholarships for LGBTQ students and allies. Below are a few scholarships for LGBTQ activists, LGBTQ and questioning students but don't forget to conduct a thorough, free scholarship search to land as much free college scholarship money you can.
The Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund are for students who will be pursuing post-secondary, undergraduate education in an accredited institution or program during the coming school year and who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender or have a LGBTQ parent. Applicants must have resided for at least one year in the State of Oregon or in Clack, Cowlitz, Skamania, or Wahkiakum Counties in [...] More
The CFPCA LGBT Endowed Scholarship provides financial support and hope to meritorious students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issues. Preference is given to currently enrolled Wayne State University LGBT students, although all Wayne State University students are invited to apply. All current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time with [...] More
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for most scholarships. Awards are available to graduating high school [...] More
The Sacramento Chapter of PFLAG is pleased to be able to offer the Follansbee-Hansen Scholarship to LGBTQ students from the Sacramento area. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, including vocational and technical schools; demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ+ community; and, have a 2.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More
The purpose of the Grand Valley State University LGBT Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for students who demonstrate positive sensitivity to and involvement in LGBT issues, to promote visibility of LGBT life and to foster service and activism in the larger community. Preference is given to LGBT students. Applicants must be degree-seeking students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. For more [...] More
To be eligible for the LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior enrolled in a college or trade school in the US or Canada; be a US citizen; have a 3.0 GPA; and, identify as LGBTQ. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
NMU ALLIES is an organization at Northern Michigan University for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Its purpose is to provide an avenue for faculty, staff, and students who wish to offer visible support for a safe university environment for faculty, staff, and students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or other sexual and gender minorities. Throughout [...] More
The purpose of the annual NWSA Lesbian Caucus Award is to provide a research award in recognition of a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation research project in areas of Lesbian, Queer, and LGBT Studies that resonates with the mission of NWSA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students which are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ community.
One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one will go to a [...] More
Employee Resource Groups not only help bring our employees together, but provide an essential bridge of communication to our customers, regardless of culture, age, gender or other defining elements. As part of the support these groups provide to the communities we serve, ERGs offer scholarship opportunities for those pursuing higher education. PG&E and its employee groups offer a wide range of [...] More
PFund is a vital resource and community builder for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied communities by providing grants and scholarships, developing leaders and inspiring giving.
Applicants must identify as LGBTQIA and live or attend school in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
Our work is grounded in the simple, yet revolutionary belief every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in all the places we call home. This is the same belief that has guided our visionary leaders for more than three decades. Pride Foundation was founded in 1985, in the midst of the HIV & AIDS crisis, by a small but courageous group of people who came together to create a [...] More
The Pride Scholarship is given to an MSU undergraduate student selected through a competitive application process. Candidates should demonstrate academic achievement and involvement with, or contributions to, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Preference is given to incoming, first year (or transfer) students, although all undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Your [...] More
Established by Aritzia, a fashion retailer with an innovative global platform, this scholarship supports LGBTQIA people in their pursuit of higher education. Four students will receive one-time scholarships of $5,000 each, paid directly to the student’s school. The application consists of 3 short essay questions, a letter of recommendation, and transcripts from your latest academic institution. [...] More
The David Womack Memorial West Virginia LGBT Scholarship is available to any gay or lesbian undergraduate student who is a resident of West Virginia. The scholarship applies to attendance at any institute of higher learning in the United States. The scholarship is awarded in August for the upcoming school year.
An essay and proof of college attendance/acceptance is required by June 30th. The [...] More
That’s right, if you live in one of 68 Texas counties and are graduating high school this year, you qualify for a $20,000 scholarship over four years of college. You still have time to complete the profile and upload the necessary documents online. Make sure your FAFSA has been completed and review all the other eligibility requirements as well. You could be one of the 79 students awarded this scholarship and take a huge chunk out of your tuition each of the next four years at any accredited, not-for-profit Texas college or university. [...]
It’s nearly mid-January already and by now you all should have completed the FAFSA and, if you are on top of things, be applying to scholarships on a daily or at least semi-weekly basis. Even if you haven’t started the scholarship application process yet, you still have a ton of opportunities ahead of you. We are in the heart of scholarship season, with the most scholarships coming online in January of any month in 2023. Below, we put together a list of five great examples of very significant scholarships ranging from ten grand all the way up to $40,000. [...]